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Read more › News - 24th November 2017

Dyspraxia and parkrun

Dyspraxia has had a few different names over the years ranging from ‘clumsy child syndrome’ to its most recent name Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). When I was diagnosed in 1998 very little was known about dyspraxia. When people heard I was dyspraxic most common responses were ‘dys-what?’ and ‘Do you mean dyslexic?’.   As things…

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Read more › News - 23rd November 2017

Walk, run, volunteer – on the same day!

My name is Kay and I am 12. I have been a parkrunner for three years and I try to volunteer a few times each year. At any parkrun it is super easy to volunteer, there are even lots of roles you can do and still run. I was talking with my mum and we were trying…

Vhi Special Event at Malahide parkrun
Read more › News - 22nd November 2017

Vhi roadshow comes to Johnstown parkrun

Our final Vhi parkrun roadshow of 2017 takes place this Saturday, 25 November 25 and we are calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at the Johnstown parkrun. We have been hosting special events throughout the country to celebrate our partnership with parkrun Ireland.   Olympian David Gillick and Wexford Camogie player Sarah O’Connor…

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Read more › News - 17th November 2017

The road to acceptance

My son Daniel was born with a condition called Sotos syndrome which is a rare genetic disorder. It causes Daniel to have overgrowth severe intellectual disability, visual impairment, and sensory processing disorder, severe epilepsy, feeding difficulties and challenging behaviour. Daniel is also incontinent and nonverbal.   The early years were very tough coming to terms…

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Read more › News - 15th November 2017

How to spend more time running and less time shopping this Christmas!

We’ve been so busy running that we’ve barely noticed the shops filling with twinkling lights and festive cheer – all trying to remind us that it’s only five weeks until The Big Day! Or, in parkrunners’ terms, five weeks until we don Santa hats for our Christmas parkrun and generally feel great for getting out…

Vhi Special Event at Naas parkrun
Read more › News - 14th November 2017

Join Galway GAA footballer Damien Comer at Oranmore parkrun

Our Vhi parkrun roadshow continues this Saturday, 18 November and we are calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at Oranmore parkrun. We have been hosting special events throughout the country to celebrate our partnership with parkrun Ireland.   Galway GAA footballer, Damien Comer will be on hand to lead the warm up and…

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Read more › News - 9th November 2017

parkrun Ireland reveals four-year participation strategy

parkrun Ireland celebrates its fifth birthday this weekend and we are using the occasion to announce our new participation strategy. The four-year plan involves proactively reaching out to sections of society that have the most to gain from free physical activity and volunteering opportunities.   From humble beginnings at Malahide parkrun in November 2012, which…

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Read more › News - 8th November 2017

Celebrating five years of success

Michael McMahon (right) was the driving force behind parkrun coming to the Republic of Ireland. As we prepare to celebrate our fifth birthday this weekend, we asked Michael to explain why he wanted to get involved with parkrun and for his thoughts on how far we have come since Malahide parkrun’s first event.   The week…

Vhi Special Event at Poolbeg parkrun
Read more › News - 7th November 2017

Kildare GAA Ladies football captain Aisling Holton to visit Naas parkrun

Vhi’s parkrun roadshow moves to Naas Racecourse this Saturday, 11 November and we are calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at Naas parkrun. We have been hosting special events throughout the country to celebrate our partnership with parkrun Ireland.   Former Kildare GAA Ladies football captain and 2016 All-Ireland winner, Aisling Holton…

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Read more › News - 3rd November 2017

A network of knowledge

I first heard about parkrun when the first event in Ireland started in Malahide in 2012. I had just completed my first marathon, so a relaxed and free 5k event every week was the perfect recovery after all that training. I ran in the third event and was hooked from the start – it became…

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